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Mt. Healthy schools prepare for next levy request By Jennie Key

unknowns, but cuts will be unavoidable without these funds,” said Handler. Cuts are nothing new, officials said. Horine said the school district’s last new operating levy passed in 2003, and the district has made what he called significant cuts every year but one since then. “We have cut about $4.4 million since that levy passed,” he said. The district passed a bond issue to build three new schools, but he said state law prohibits that money to be used to pay for operations within the district. Horine called the loss was discouraging, and said the district will begin a budget process to make cuts and continue to pursue the levy. He said talk from state education officials has been that districts may face a 10 percent cut in fund-

Mount Healthy voters said no to a levy request Nov. 2, but school district officials intend to try again this winter. Mount Healthy City School District officials voted in a special meeting Nov. 5 to put the 7.65 mill levy back on the ballot in February and will now work to explain to voters why they should support the funding request. Voters on Nov. 2 rejected a continuing 7.65 mill levy with 4,896 voters or 59.84 percent voting no and 3,286 or 40.16 percent voting yes. About 51 percent of the district’s 16,447 registered voters turned out for the election. The issue voters will see in February is the same 7.65-mill levy that generates an estimated $2.76 million annually.

Horine Handler The levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 house about $228 per year, according to information provided by Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. After Tuesday’s election Assistant Superintendent Lori Handler, who will take over from current Superintendent David Horine at the end of January, said the district administration and school board have work to do. “It is disappointing. The board will be considering what steps to take next,” she said. “There are still a lot of

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The Northwest Local School District conducted its annual salute to veterans at the Oct. 29 Colerain High School football game. During the halftime ceremonies, Seaman Vernon Herbert, U.S. Navy Retired, shakes hands with Colerain players. See more Veteran Ceremony photos on B1. BECKY BUTTS/CONTRIBUTOR

Seaman Vernon Herbert, U.S. Navy Retired, shakes hands with Colerain players. See more Veteran Ceremony photos on B1.

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Frisch’s building at Perkins’ location By Kurt Backscheider

One restaurant has closed, but another restaurant will open in its place. Cincinnati-based Frisch’s Restaurants Inc. has purchased the Perkins restaurant property on North Bend Road at Interstate 74 in Green Township, and will build a Frisch’s Big Boy on the site. Karen Maier, vice president of marketing for Frisch’s, said Frisch’s closed on the property on Sunday, Oct. 31, which was one day before Perkins closed its doors for good. A sign on the restaurant’s front door notifies guests the location is closed for business and directs them to the Perkins restaurant on Westbourne Drive in Green Township. A message left at Perkins’ corporate office in Memphis, Tenn., was not returned. Maier said Frisch’s plans to raze the Perkins building, and is scheduled to begin construc-

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Green Twp. vet speaks at commemoration Green Township’s George Cordrey, World War II Marine Corps veteran, joins those distinguished veterans who have shared the powerful and poignant stories of their military experiences as keynote speaker for the Main Library’s 56th annual Veterans Day Commemoration, at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Main Library Atrium. The Sheriff Office’s Bagpipe and Drum Corps will once again open the ceremony by playing as they march through the atrium, and the Walnut Hills High School Choir will perform a medley of patriotic songs. The program will also feature a presentation of memorial wreaths by veter-

The project, coordinated by the Library of Congress through the American Folklife Center, calls for Americans to play a personal role in preserving the nation’s history by collecting first-hand accounts of those who defended the U.S. during wartime. ans groups as well as the lighting of the Flame of Remembrance. Members of the Cincinnati Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution will present the nation’s colors. The ceremony will conclude with World War II Navy veteran Ted Gardner singing Taps a cappella followed by two trumpeters playing echo Taps. All are invited to attend this free program honoring our

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The Colerain Township Board of Trustees signed a two-year agreement with Waycross Community Media for public access. The board approved the agreement for access services that will cost the township $100,000 annually.

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duplicate copies of recordings and documentary materials to Library of Congress for inclusion in their archives and national database. The Library’s Veterans History Project website features a database of locally recorded

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George Cordrey, a World War II veteran from Green Township, will speak the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Count's Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Waycross will broadcast and record all township meetings, posting them online at by 2 p.m. the day after the meetings. The agreement also provides recording the Colerain Township Zoning Commission and the Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals. In addition, Waycross will broadcast some special community events and will also provide public access for Northwest Board of Education meetings.

The township’s contract with former provider Cincyscape expired at the beginning of October and the board began looking at its options to take the meetings to a wider audience via Internet streaming and cable broadcast. Waycross gave the township a month of service for free so the board could see how the service would work. The trustees liked what they saw and awarded the contract at the Oct. 26 meeting. Colerain Township resi-

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interviews, documentary materials, and video streamed versions of selected interviews. To date, 335 local veterans have participated in the project. To get involved, call the Veterans History Line at 513-369-6907, or e-mail

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Chip Berquist, executive director for Waycross Community Media, said Colerain Township residents may participate in video production workshops, free video equipment usage, and free cablecast/webcast of their programs now that the township is contracting for service. Call 825-2429 or stop by the studio at 2086 Waycross Road in Forest Park for a tour and more information. dent Betty Sandoz praised the decision, noting it had been a long time coming. “I think we asked for this 25 years ago,” she said. “Thank you.” She said making the meetings available to people who are unable to go to the township hall brings the decision making and local government to the residents. “That’s was really all we ever wanted,” she said. Waycross currently provides public, educational and government access services to Forest Park, Greenhills, and Springfield Township, as well. Programming can be viewed on Time Warner cable channels 4, 8, 15, and 23, or online through the website at Trustee President Dennis Deters said public access allows the township to get across its message. “We have a chance to control and change others’ often erroneous perceptions about our community,” he said. “Waycross is a professional organization, and I think this will benefit the school district as well.” For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/coleraintownship.


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Gaming Day at libraries Nov. 13

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Here’s how local branches will participate in the public library’s celebration of National Gaming Day: • Groesbeck Branch Library, 2994 W. Galbraith Road; Mario Kart Tournament for ages 8-12 against the Harrison branch. Registration required. Call 369-4454. • Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road; Super Smash Brothers Tournament: Teens, 12-18 compete against TeenSpot at the Main Library branch downtown. Registration is required. Call 369-4472 • North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave. Variety of Wii and board games; participant ages 8 and up. Registration is required. 369-6068.

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Let the games begin. Libraries across Hamilton County will celebrate National Gaming Day with tournaments, contests and activities at neighborhood branches from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Each of the library's 41 locations in Hamilton County will host games and activities for the entire family, including video games, board games, card games, trivia, puzzles, and much more. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County joins hundreds of other libraries across the country and around the

world to celebrate. According to Emily Baute, a spokeswoman for the library system, National Gaming Day is an initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities to the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games by playing them at the library. Groesbeck branch manager Ned Heeger-Brehm said game events bring youngsters in and expose them to the library and books even when the event is not book-centered. “We do a variety of programs and many of them are very book-oriented,” he said. “What we want is lifelong library users.”

For the first time, some branch libraries will compete against one another in online gaming tournaments. The Groesbeck branch offers two monthly gaming events. Tweens ages 8-12 meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. Older teens, 1218, meet for Game On from 4 to 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

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Police sponsor drug drop-off event By Jennie Key

Today, there are many options to reduce pain, improve function, and possibly eliminate problems with your hands, wrists, and elbows.

Take the Medicine Chest Challenge

Police departments are participating in a national prescription drug drop-off day Saturday, Nov. 13. The Colerain Township Police Department is teaming up with the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Coalition for a Drug Free Colerain Township for what’s called the Southwest Ohio DROP – Dispose Responsibly Of Pharmaceuticals. This is part of the American Medicine Chest Challenge, a nationwide day of disposal for unwanted and expired medicine. The event stresses that proper disposal of the pharmaceuticals protects the county’s water supply. Organizers say some people might otherwise flush the medicines, which end up in the water system. Colerain Police Chief Dan Meloy said there will be secure containers for people to drop off their prescription and over-the-counter medicine bottles. The Colerain collection site is the Colerain Township Police Department, 4200 Springdale Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In Green Township, Police Chief Bart West says his department is also par-

Here’s the Five Step American Medicine Chest challenge: 1. Take inventory of your prescription and over-thecounter medicine. 2. Lock your medicine chest. 3. Dispose of your unused, ticipating. Residents can drive up and drop off their items without getting out of the car at the Green Township Police Department, 6303 Harrison Ave., also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Remember to remove prescription labels or black out the information contained on the label to prevent identity theft and to protect your personal health information. Items that cannot be accepted include illegal drugs, needles, syringes, lancets and any infectious materials. The idea behind the collection event is two-fold: dispose of medication safely and reduce accessibility for youth to obtain prescription drugs. Prescription drugs account for the second most commonly abused category of drugs, behind marijuana and ahead of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other drugs, according to the Office of National Drug

unwanted and expired medicine at a local collection event. 4. Take your medication exactly as prescribed. 5. Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Control Policy. Meloy said his department has seen an increase in the abuse of prescription medication. “It’s available in the medicine cabinet,” he said. “This event gives our residents the opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets safely.” Officers will collect and then dispose of medications and containers in a safe, environmentally-friendly manner, according to local EPA guidelines. The collections are taken to Indianapolis to be incinerated. A number of area communities have conducting medication drop-offs in recent months. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration regional office in Detroit said Ohio ranked fifth nationwide in terms of the amount of prescription drugs collected during a prescription drug takeback day sponsored in September.


From left, Christopher Jones, Kayla Bailey, and Drew Burns played Rock Band at the Groesbeck branch library during National Gaming Day 2009.

Join us for a free presentation on how we can improve the use of your hands, presented by: Dr. Craig B. Willis and Dr. James B. Willis, hand specialists with Mercy Medical Associates-Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists Mercy Hospital Mt. Airy, designated a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement* by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield FREE Community Lecture: Common Hand Problems and How We Can Help Presented by Dr. Craig Willis Tuesday, November 16 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Powel Crosley Mansion on the campus of Mercy Hospital Mt. Airy 2446 Kipling Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45239

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Memorials to help local man Funeral services were planned for Nov. 6 for 32year-old Jason Higgins of Price Hill. Jason Higgins grew up in Colerain Township and was a 1995 graduate of the Colerain High School. His dad, Dick, said Jason raised pit bulls and was on a trip to Orlando, Fla., last weekend with his brother

Justin and a friend to pick up a dog. A friend and his younger brother, Justin Higgins, went along to help. As the men drove on Interstate 75 near Athens, on the afternoon of Oct. 30, Dick said their truck was hit by an allegedly drunk driver, causing an accident. “He hit the back of their truck and it spun around

and flipped into the median,” he said. “Jason and my other son Justin were thrown from the truck. Jason was pronounced dead at the scene. So was the other driver.” Justin suffered serious injuries and was air-lifter to a trauma center at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. “Justin has survived, but has multiple injuries and appears to be paralyzed in his legs,” Dick said. “He is lucky to have survived.” He says Justin will not be allowed to be transported

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back to Cincinnati for another week or ten days. Meanwhile, Dick and the rest of the family are trying to sort out how to pay the medical bills and support Justin’s wife Michelle and their three children. Dick says they are focusing on getting Justin back to Cincinnati. “Justin’s wife and three kids need him home to help support him and get him healing and get their life back on track with work and school,” Dick said. “The insurance company wants to send him to a facil-

Historical society meeting

The Coleraine Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center. The guest speaker will be David Martin, from Watson Sand and Gravel. Topic is “Glaciers to Gravel.”

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ity in Georgia and won’t pay for the medical transport back here to Drake or another facility. We were told we have to pay $5,000-$6,000 up front. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers or memorials, donations be made at any Fifth Third Bank to the

and is also survived by other aunts, uncles and other family and friends. Services were at Frederick Funeral Home in Colerain Township and were to be followed by burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.thefrederick Jason Higgins Memorial Fund. This will be used to help with the medical expenses for Justin and to support his family during his recovery. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/coleraintownship.


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Jason Higgins was the son of Dick and Debbie Higgins and Cynthia (nee Solzsmon) and Jim Peffer; grandson of Agnes Ashbrook. brother of Justin (Michelle), Tyler, Amy (Terry), Sarah (James), Greg (Brenda), Jayme, Travis, McKenna and Kyle. He was also the nephew and close friend of Greg Solzsmon

The Queen City Hi-Railers model train hobbyists will assemble working model train layouts for an elaborate holiday display at the Green Township Senior Center again this year. The display will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road.

Flag pole dedication

La Salle High school will dedicate its flag pole at 6:20

p.m. on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, in front of the school, 3091 North Bend Road. Publicity director David Jacob said the dedication will be in conjunction with the Campus Ministry Department’s Canned Food Collection Night. He said the school invites all Lancers who served in the military, police, fire, etc. to participate in this short ceremony. The donors of the flag, Denny and Sharon McManus, will be present as well.

Canned good drive

The Girl Scouts at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, are sponsoring a Canned Food Drive to benefit area families in need from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. Donated items may be dropped off outside of the front doors of church. Any non-perishable item will be

accepted. The canned goods will be donated to the Corpus Christi Food Pantry in Springfield Township, SON (Serving Our Neighbors) Ministries in Groesbeck, and the Free Store Food Bank downtown. For more information call the Parish Office at 385-8010.

Library programs offered

The Monfort Heights branch library is offering a number of programs this month. The Senior Book Club meets at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. At the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, the group will discuss “Panther in the Sky” by James Alexander Thom. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the book will be “Shirley, Goodness and Mercy,” by Debbie Macomber. The Memoirs Club meets at 10 a.m. on the first Satur-

day of each month at the branch, 3825 West Fork Road. Members share ideas and writing techniques to help write their own memories. For more information on these and other library programs, call the Monfort Heights Branch at 369-4472 or go to

Charley Harper show

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve will have an exhibit of nature and wildlife works by artist Charley Harper. Framed and unframed prints will be for sale. The exhibit is from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. The exhibit is free, but a motor vehicle permit required. For information, call 5217275 or visit the park district website at www.great



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Ryan Palmer and Shamonica McCall were crowned 2010 Homecoming King and Queen.

A Night in the City JENNIE KEY/STAFF

Linda Hoepf and Amber Bahrani pushed the class of 2013's float through the parade.

Mount Healthy High School held its 2010 Homecoming parade and students decorated shopping carts that depicted this year’s theme “A Night In The City.” The carts served as “floats” in the parade, which kicked off the event before the start of the football game. The Owls beat Talawanda 35-20.


Micah Dalton, a member of the marching band, pounded out the beat as the parade marched along Hamilton Avenue.



Cheerleaders threw candy and called to the crowd as they traveled the parade route.

Giving the thumbs up, Mount Healthy High School Principal D. Wayne Sawyers was among the administrators and board members who rode in convertibles in the parade. His secretary Kathy Durrough is driving.


Mount Healthy High School senior Philip Sterwerf and Merccedez Davidson, a junior, were among the 24 homecoming candidates vying for the crown.


These students who represent various clubs at Mount Healthy High School were selected by their peers to run for Homecoming King and Queen and were still waiting to hear the halftime announcement at the game against Talawanda.

The Mount Healthy High School marching band moves through the streets of the city to lead the parade.



Mt. Healthy High School’s mascot waved to the crowd as the parade traveled Hamilton Avenue.

Ellen Montgomery, who served as Grand Marshal of the parade. Montgomery retired last school year after 35 years in the district as an English/German teacher. She rode in the parade and was honored at half-time.



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Colerain voters approve fire levy By Jennie Key

Colerain Township voters said yes to the township fire department’s request for a 5.27-mill replacement fire levy on the Nov. 2 ballot. Voters passed the levy with 13,388 voters – 64.97 percent – saying yes and 7,220 voters – 35.03 percent saying no. Fifty-three percent of the Colerain Township’s registered voters turned out for the Nov. 2

Hart Silvati election. Colerain Chief Deputy Joe Silvati said he was very pleased with the outcome. “We are honored and proud to have this level of support from out voters,

especially in this economic climate,” he said. “We will continue to provide high quality service to the community and we are grateful for the demonstration of support our residents have shown.” The new levy replaces an expiring 4.34-mill five-year levy that funds the department’s operations. The new levy is an increase of 0.93 mills. The fire department promised to reduce expenses by about $375,000 and will spend down about $6 million from its cash balance. Figures from Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes show the new levy will generate an estimated

$6.9 million annually and will cost the owner of a $100,000 house $157.02, which is an increase of $52.93 per year. The levy would fund current operations and the conversion of two slots currently staffed by a number of part-time firefighters to fulltime firefighter positions. Tom Hart, chairman of the fire levy committee, said the fire department has done a good job with the resources it has. “The real success of the campaign is due to the 182 outstanding fire and medical personnel, who have worked 24 hours a day and seven days a week to provide incredible service to the citizens of Colerain Town-


Colerain Township Firefighters Mike Hilton, left, and Mike Witterstater waved and thanked motorists passing the Thompson Road Fire Station following the fire levy’s passage Nov. 2. ship for many years,” he said. “The Colerain Township citizens have been impressed by their ability and determination to deliver

life- and property-saving services. They have expressed their support for these wonderful people with their votes for the levy.”

Two students struck on way to school By Jennie Key

Two Pleasant Run Middle School students were hit as they crossed West Kemper Road this morning on their way to school. Northwest district officials said the girls were conscious and were communi-



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the driver immediately stopped and called 911. Police said speed, alcohol or drugs were not involved; Houp was not cited. It has been about a year since Cameron Kirtley, also a Pleasant Run Middle School student, was also hit at the same intersection his way to school. The man who hit Cameron said it was dark and he didn't see the boy in the crosswalk. There are no sidewalks on Pippin Road, and the Northwest Local School District does not bus students who live within one mile of school. Colerain Township officials talked with Hamilton County about the possibility of installing a streetlight at the intersection. While both Pippin and West Kemper roads are both


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The week at St. Xavier

The St. Xavier boys soccer team lost 3-0 to Centerville in the Division I regional semifinals, Nov. 2.

Offensive player of the week

Mercy High School graduate and current sophomore at University of Mississippi, Amanda Philpot posted her first career triple-double (10K, 44A, 14D) with a career-high in kills and digs to help the Rebels rally for a 3-2 win at Alabama Oct. 24. Philpot was the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 24. Philpot more than doubled her kill average and upped her assist and dig average to lead the Rebels to the wins. The win pushed Ole Miss’ current win-streak out to seven consecutive matches and continued the Rebels’ best start in conference play in school history. The 44 assists is the second most in a match this season, coming up four shy of her career-high. The 14 digs bested her previous career-high of 13 set on Oct. 22 at Mississippi State. With the wins, the Rebels swept both Mississippi State and Alabama on the season and remained atop the SEC Western Division standings. Guided the Rebel offense on the weekend as Ole Miss out-hit both opponents. Philpot set at a .636 clip against Mississippi State to help the Rebels to victory on Oct. 22 night with 28 assists on 44 sets.

Mount Healthy wins first-ever playoff game By Tony Meale

Colerain 42, Hamilton 14

That’s more like it. The Cardinals, ranked second in the state, won every game this season by 29 points or more – except in Week 7, when they trailed Hamilton 14-3 at


La Salle High School senior quarterback tries to avoid the rush against St. Xavier.

PAC Player of the week

The Presidents’ Athletic Conference honored Thomas More College junior punt returner/kick returner Kendall Owens, a LaSalle High School graduate, as the PAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week. Owens posted 166 return yards for the unbeaten and ninth-ranked Saints in a 3713 PAC victory over Westminster College. He posted three kick returns for 64 yards and ran back two punts for 102 yards, including a 96-yard punt return for a touchdown at the end of the third quarter with the Saints ahead just 23-13 at the time.


Mount Healthy High School senior quarterback Denzel Larkin carries against Turpin during Division II firstround action Nov. 5. Larkin ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns in the 2617 win. It was the Owls’ first playoff win in school history.


Colerain High School senior quarterback Tyler Williams (1) takes off against Hamilton during the first round of the Division I playoffs Nov. 6 at The Cage. The Cardinals raced out to a 21-0 lead and won 42-14. They advance to the regional semifinals to play St. Xavier.



Colerain senior Mikyle Washington (17) and junior Andre Jones (29) celebrate with Jake Blust, whose fumble recovery for a touchdown gave the Cardinals a 14-0 lead.

Colerain junior linebacker Jake Blust, right, picks up a Hamilton fumble and scampers to the end zone as juniors Trae Clark (63) and Andre Jones (29) and senior Mikyle Washington (17) follow. last showdown 16-0 in Week 1 of the 2009 season.

Mount Healthy 26, Turpin 17

St. Xavier 30, La Salle 14

ESPN Third Team

Thomas More College junior forward Christy Green, a Mercy High School graduate, was named to the ESPN Academic All-District IV Women's Soccer Third Team on Nov. 2 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Green carries a 4.0 GPA in nursing. She has appeared in all 17 matches for the Saints this season and has three points on one goal and one assist. Green has taken eight shots this season, including four shots on-goal for a .500 shot ongoal percentage. ESPN Academic All-District teams are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) within their respective district. District IV consists of member schools in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama. In order to be eligible for nomination, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore and hold a 3.30 cumulative grade point average.

halftime before escaping with a 17-14 win. The rematch had minimal theatrics, as Colerain started fast and didn’t let up. The Cardinals led 21-0 early in the second quarter thanks to touchdown runs by seniors Trayion Durham and Tyler Williams – not to mention a fumble recovery for a touchdown by junior linebacker Jake Blust. Colerain outgained Hamilton 223-16 in the first half, holding the Big Blue without a first down. Durham and Williams each carried 22 times and rushed for 124 and 196 yards, respectively. Durham had three touchdowns, while Williams had two, including a 4-yard touchdown pass to Trevon Hudson. Curtis Jester carried five times for 41 yards. The Colerain defense limited Hamilton to 132 yards and five first downs for the game and forced three turnovers. The Big Blue attempted just one pass, which was intercepted by senior Chris Dukes. Junior Anthony Zeek also recovered a fumble, and senior Jarrett Grace recorded a sack. Colerain (11-0, 7-0), seeded second in the region, advances to face No. 6 St. Xavier (6-4, 1-2) Nov. 13. The Bombers advanced after beating No. 3 La Salle 30-14. This marks the sixth straight year Colerain and St. Xavier will play each other. St. X head coach Steve Specht is 4-2 with two shutouts against Colerain. The Bombers won the last showdown 16-0 in Week 1 of the 2009 season.


St. Xavier junior tailback Conor Hundley carried 32 times for 150 yards and four touchdowns in a 30-14 playoff win over La Salle Nov. 6. The Bombers led 21-0 in the second quarter, avenging a 27-24 loss to the Lancers in Week 7. St. X advances to the regional semifinals to take on unbeaten Colerain.


St. Xavier ball carrier Max James scrambles on a keeper in the first quarter.

After losing a fourthquarter lead in a 27-24 loss to La Salle in Week 7, the Bombers took their King-ofthe-Road rivals out of the game early, jumping on top 21-0. St. Xavier junior tailback Conor Hundley ran 32 times for 150 yards and four touchdowns, three of which were from a yard out. La Salle senior quarterback Drew Kummer, who this year led the GCL in passing yards and broke the single-season school record for touchdown passes, got the Lancers on the board with a 6-yard pass to senior Brett Wiebell. La Salle trailed 21-6 at halftime. St. X added a 29-yard field goal by Sean Duggan to make it 24-6, and Hundley notched his fourth touchdown of the night to give the Bombers a 30-6 lead in the fourth quarter. Kummer had a 10-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Antonio Nelson to cap the scoring. St. X reached the 30point barrier for the third time this season, as the Lancers defensive woes continued. Through six weeks, La


Colerain senior Andrew Smith, right, who led the GMC in sacks this year, wraps up Hamilton senior Chaz Veal. Salle allowed 21 points or fewer in every game, had two shutouts and yielded 7.8 points per contest. Over the Lancers’ final five games, however, they allowed 21 points or more every game and allowed an average of 26.6 points. La Salle went eight games without allowing 30 points but allowed 30 or more in each of its last three. The Bombers controlled the line of the scrimmage for much of the night. St. X entered the game averaging 208 rushing yards per game in wins and just 95 in losses. St. Xavier head coach Steve Specht had lost his last two games at La Salle – both by three points. He has never lost to the same team twice in one season. The 2010 Lancers became the first team in school history to start a season 9-0. Their 10-game winning streak dating back

to last season was also the best in school history. La Salle, however, fell 31-28 in overtime at Elder Oct. 29 and was denied its first-ever outright league title. The Lancers instead shared the honors with Moeller. St. X, meanwhile, finished the regular season 5-4 after playing its typically challenging schedule. The Bombers started the season winning three of four before losing three of four. They won their regular-season finale, 19-9 against St. Ignatius. St. X (6-4, 1-2) advances to the regional semifinals to face Colerain (11-0, 7-0) Nov. 13. The Cardinals advanced after beating Hamilton 42-14. This marks the sixth straight year Colerain and St. Xavier will play each other. Specht is 4-2 with two shutouts against Colerain. The Bombers won the

The Owls, seeded No. 6, won their first playoff game in school history last Friday, Nov. 5, upsetting Turpin, seeded No. 3 and ranked third in the city and ninth in the state in Divisions II-IV. Mount Healthy senior quarterback ran 17 times for 141 yards and three touchdowns, including a 4-yard score that gave the Owls a 19-17 lead in the fourth quarter. Senior Jemiah Tolbert iced the game with a 25yard touchdown run. Senior Tracey Barnes added 15 carries for 68 yards. The Mount Healthy defense picked off Spartans sophomore quarterback Connor Jansen four times and held running back Will Stocker to 67 yards on 19 carries. The Owls out-rushed Turpin 246-87. Mount Healthy started the season 0-2 and has won nine straight, while Turpin started 9-0 and ended the year on a two-game losing streak. The Owls (9-2, 5-0) advance to the regional semifinals to face No. 2 Kings (10-1) Nov. 12. Kings beat No. 7 Tecumseh 55-30.

Roger Bacon 26, Wyoming 21

The Spartans (8-3) advance to face No. 2 McNicholas (9-2) Nov. 13. McNicholas advanced after defeating Dayton Dunbar 28-0. No other stats were available by press time.


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La Salle cross country finishes 12th at state By Tony Meale


La Salle High School senior Ethan Bokeno led the Lancers to an appearance in the Division I Cross Country State Championships for the third straight year. Bokeno finished runner-up at regionals to Mason senior Zach Wills.

The La Salle High School cross country team, which had been rated No. 1 in the state and won district and regional titles, had realistic hopes of winning its third state title in six years. Instead, the Lancers, running without injured senior and regional runnerup Ethan Bokeno, finished 12th at the Division I Cross Country State Championships Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs in Columbus. La Salle tallied 252 points. Louisville (125) won the team state title, followed by Medina (126) and Cleveland St. Ignatius (148). St. Xavier (188) and Elder (196) finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Senior Travis Hawes, performing at state for the fourth straight year, finished 20th overall in a time of 15:54.8 to lead La Salle. Senior Alex Thiery (16:12.0) followed at 48th, while junior Drew Michel (16:26.4) placed 74th. Junior Matt Schroeck (17:00.4) and senior Kevin Kluesener (17:00.5) finished 115th and 116th, respectively, while junior Marc Nie (17:09.7) was 123rd and senior Matt Nie (17:27.1) was 134th. La Salle advanced to state after winning their fifth regional title since 2001. The Lancers placed five in the top 11 at districts, including Hawes and Bokeno, who finished first and second, respectively. Bokeno and Hawes fin-

La Salle won several meets this year, including the Midwest Catholic Invitational. ished second and ninth, respectively, at regionals, as the Lancers had five in the top 22. La Salle won several meets this year, including the Midwest Catholic Invitational at Carroll Sept. 25 and the Les Eisenhart Invitational at Thomas Worthington Oct. 9. The Lancers also finished second of 51 teams at the Louisville Trinity Invitational Sept. 18 and at the GCL Championship Oct. 16 at Rapid Run Park. La Salle finished 16th at state in 2009 and 15th in 2008 after winning backto-back state titles in 2005 and 2006. The Lancers have six top-two finishes at state since 2000, including a string of runner-up finishes from 2000 to 2002.


Colerain High School sophomore Kristen Seiler – along with senior Allison Steinbeck – qualified for the Division I State Cross Country Championships.

Steinbeck, Seiler perform at state Colerain High School cross country runners Allison Steinbeck and Kristen Seiler performed at the Division I State Cross Country Championships Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus. Both earned all-state honors as Steinbeck, a senior, finished 19th overall in a time of 18:35.6, while Seiler, a sophomore, finished 24th overall in a time of 18:41.8. “What’s great is they are a lethal duo,” Colerain head coach Mark Bierkan said. “Allison has state experience and lots of experience racing, and Kristen is an enthusiastic, talented (new runner).” Steinbeck and Seiler advanced to state after finishing 13th and 16th, respectively, at the regional meet, which was Oct. 30 at Troy. They finished in times of 19:00.1 and 19:12.5, as Seiler nabbed the final individual-qualifying spot for state, finishing about seven seconds ahead of Walnut Hills sophomore Maryn Lowry. “Allison has had the drive of a leader all

season, and Kristen has done a lot of learning,” Bierkan said. Bierkan credited Steinbeck’s ability to avoid illness or injury. Seiler, a two-sport athlete running cross country for the first time (she also plays volleyball), started to wear down halfway through the season and took about five days off to let her legs recover. The time off certainly helped. “She’s still not 100 percent, but she has the heart of a champion,” Bierkan said. “What has helped these two ladies is they can count on each other. When you have a teammate that is about the same ability as you that you can run with, it definitely helps with motivation and race strategy. They’re able to work together and talk to one another. Encouragement can go a long way.” Steinbeck was a first-team all-league performer this season, while Seiler earned second-team honors.

Bombers fall short


St. Xavier High School senior captain Kenny Archbold of West Chester finds some open space as three Centerville players rush to close the gap during the Division I Regional Semifinals Nov. 2 at Sycamore. The Bombers, which won a district title for the second time in three years, played unbeaten Centerville to a 00 stalemate in the first half before falling 3-0.


St. Xavier junior midfielder P.J. Suess of Hyde Park delivers a cross into the box.

St. X makes it 23 of 24; places 6th at state By Tony Meale


St. Xavier High School senior Jack Butler of Loveland captained the Bombers to an appearance at the State Cross Country Championships. It was the 23rd time in 24 years St. X qualified for the state meet.

For the 23rd time in 24 years, the St. Xavier High School cross country team performed at the state meet. “It’s very humbling to look at the number of teams that have made it to state,” St. X head coach Mike Dehring said. “It’s very gratifying the program has sustained itself over that long of a period. A lot of work from a lot of guys have gone into that.” This year was no exception. Buoyed by a balanced senior class, the Bombers finished second at districts (placing three in the top five and four in the top nine) and fourth at regionals

(placing five in the top 30). St. X performed at the Division I State Cross Country Championships Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus. The Bombers, which tallied 188 points, finished sixth behind Louisville (125), Medina (126), Cleveland St. Ignatius (148), Dublin Coffman (182) and Toledo St. Francis De Sales (186). Dehring said his squad was aiming for a top-five finish but added anything in the top eight was acceptable. Senior captain Jack Butler of Loveland, a first-team all-league performer, finished 26th overall (15:58.1) to lead St. X. Dehring credited Butler’s leadership in races and

practices throughout the season, saying, “He does a lot behind the scenes and really cares for the guys on the team.” Senior Greg Sanders of Anderson (16:10.8) finished 45th; Sanders, another first-team all-league performer, ran on St. X’s state runner-up team in 2009. Sophomore Jake Grabowski of Anderson (16:25.6) and senior Robby Flannigan of Fairfield (16:27.8) had top80 finishes, while seniors Andrew Bachman (16:27.8) and Shomo Das (17:32.1) finished 81st and 138th, respectively. “Shomo and Andrew did a great job as seniors,” Dehring said. “This is their second year running cross country and to make the

leap to varsity and to run in the state meet is very impressive.” Senior Taylor Ehrman of Western Hills (17:11.3), meanwhile, filled in for senior Drew Bolubasz of Anderson, who was unable to run due to influenza. Ehrman finished 124th overall. Bolubasz, Flannigan and Grabowski were secondteam all-league performers for St. X, which finished third at the GCL Championships this year. St. X, rated behind Elder and La Salle all season, finished ahead of both at state. Elder (196) was seventh, while La Salle (252), running without injured senior and regional runner-up Ethan Bokeno, was 12th. “One of the things that is

Roger Bacon’s Richmond performs at state

Roger Bacon High School senior Emily Richmond performed at the Division II Cross Country State Championships Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus. Richmond finished 45th overall in a time of 19:31.4. Tippecanoe senior Katie Landwehr (18:05.0) finished first. Richmond advanced to state after finishing 13th at the regional meet, which was held Oct. 30 at Troy, in a time of 19:43.8. She was the GGCL-Central Runner of the Year this season. typical of our guys,” Dehring said, “is they are very cerebral, very coachable and very hard-working.”

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Bombers name new lacrosse coach

Hair-raising win

St. Xavier High School named former junior varsity lacrosse coach Fred Craig as the varsity head coach Oct. 12. He takes over for Pat Collura. “Pat built a great program and did a great job expanding it and getting us into the Midwest League,” Craig said. “That’s something I’m grateful for, something I respect and something I hope to build on.” “We had some very good candidates apply and I had a tough decision, but Fred was a great fit for us,” said John Sullivan, St. X athletic director. “He knows the program and the players and will do very well. He will continue and build on what has been a strong program.” Craig has served as a coach for several Ohio all-star teams and spent six years with the Cincinnati Blue Jays


Brandon Hacker, coach of the U12 Kolping Lady Fusion, out of Springfield Township told the girls, many from Colerain Township, if they made it to the CCAA Labor Day Invitational finals, they could shave his head. If they won, they could paint his nails. They made it to the finals and shaved his head, but fell one goal short of painting his nails. In the Fall Ball Classic, they had to make it to win the finals to paint his hair pink. Win the finals they did, 5-1. They have to wait until the outof-town tournament, the Fisher Halloween Classic Oct. 23-24, to dye his hair. If they win this tournament, they want him to coach in a dress and heels at the final game, Oct. 31. The girls helping shave Hacker's head include, from left, Aubree Hacker, Harleigh Warrent, Jaycie Russell, Brandon Hacker, Jessie Meinking (black shirt), Alyssa Johnson, Kelsey Harrison, Shelby Riding, Jayla Costello and Courtney Moore.

middle school program as a coach and board member, where his team won the 2004 middle school state title. He has been involved with St. X lacrosse since 2005, starting as a JV assistant coach and serving as JV head coach since 2007. His teams have won a pair of JV city titles and were city runners up twice. “It’s a great program and we have some really talented players and some really good competition,” Craig said. “I’m looking forward to a great year for St. X lacrosse.” He joked the Bombers will install a new “super-secret West Coast offense” for the coming season. “We always say – and it’s true – our athletic fields are just another classroom,” Sullivan said. “Fred understands that and will teach our

students not only lacrosse, but the ideals of the Graduate at Graduation. The game is a tool for teaching important life lessons past their playing days.” Craig’s day job is senior project manager/vice president for a major engineering firm. He has an engineering degree from Duke University – where he was a midfielder for the Blue Devils lacrosse team – and has taken executive MBA training at the University of Virginia. His son – Fred Craig (’08) – was a football and lacrosse star for the Bombers. “I talked with my son Fred about this job and asked him for some advice on how to make it as good a program as it could be,” Craig said. “Lacrosse and football and St. X served him very well. It’s a great place.”

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The seventh grade girls Cheviot Fire Select basketball tryouts are 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10; 5-6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15; and 7-8 p.m., Wed. Nov. 17. Tryouts will be at Cheviot Field House on Robb Avenue. Call Ted Sontag at 382-0929

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The Anthony Muñoz Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2010 Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year Awards. Nomination forms can be found on the Linemen of the Year webpage and are due no later than Dec. 10. The awards recognize the top linemen of the Tristate for their accomplishments on the playing field. In keeping with the mission of the foundation, candidates will have to show

a level of academic success and community involvement as well. Sixteen awards will be given recognizing winners in each of the Ohio high school football divisions as well as winners in Kentucky and Indiana respectively. From this group of winners, Anthony Muñoz and his selection committee will select two student-athletes to be recognized as the overall Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year at the Nation-

al Football Foundation-Scholar-Athlete Banquet. Several past winners have gone on to play collegiately: Zebrie Sanders (Florida State University), Connor Smith (The Ohio State University), Matt Miller (Brown University), and Marcus Rush (Michigan State University). For more information on the Anthony Muñoz Foundation or Linemen of the Year Awards, visit or call 7724900.

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The Tri State Futbol Alliance U 14 premier team celebrates winning the 2010 Cincy United Premier Tournament, Aug. 21-22. In front from left are Janna Deyhle, Emma Haussler, Madeline Krebs, Brook Sturwold and Kaitlyn Koewler. In middle row are Ally Radziwon, Molly Taylor, Evan Vanderpohl, Madison Johns, Sofia Geiler and Carly Niehauser. In back row are Coach Jack Cramerding, Hannah Koschmeder, Jess Handley and Coach Joe Cramerding. Not pictured are Cassie Johnson, McKenzie Frommeyer, Megan Groll, Coach Emil Vogel.

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Author’s book chronicles bakery When Glendale’s Cynthia Kuhn Beischel was a little girl living in Clifton the Virginia Bakery played a huge part in everyone’s life. In the 1980s she approached the owner’s wife about doing a book about the bakery’s history, but the time was not right. It was a blow to Cynthia when they closed in 2005. The Virginia Bakery was well known for its Schnecken (a delicious German treat), so when owner Tom Thie leased their Schnecken recipe to Buskin Bakery a couple of years later Cynthia called to thank him for bringing it back. He agreed to collaborate with her on a book about his family and the bakery’s history, as well as sharing delicious recipes. Cynthia’s ancestors are from Germany’s Black Forest, so the project was dear to her heart. She did the research and writing and Tom got busy scaling down recipes so that people can make their favorite items at home. Neither job was easy.

They produced “Virginia Bakery Remembered” which is brimming with recipes, vintage photographs of the business and how the Thie Evelyn family came Perkins from Rhaden, Germany, to Community start a bakery in Press 1906 at the corcolumnist ner of Liberty and Dudley streets in Cincinnati. Wilhelm “William” Thie was the first family baker in Cincinnati and Tom’s great-grandfather. Grandfather, William “Bill” opened the Clifton bakery in 1927 while his parents remained downtown. The 1937 flood forced them to move to the Clifton location on Ludlow. The bakery reached national acclaim under Bill when he was the president of the National Retail

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Neighborhood watch

The Clippard Park-Bevis Neighborhood has started a neighborhood watch Program, sponsored by Colerain Township Police and Resource Officer, David Hubbard. Hubbard has been a police officer for 10 years, officer of the year for two years and a drug recognition expert, only one of four in the state of Ohio. We are honored to have Hubbard be our leader to assist us in our efforts. Our goal is to make the newly renovated Clippard Park and Bevis neighborhood crime resistant. We have developed a website to keep the community engaged in what is happening around them. The website is Save it to your favorites, because we will be updating frequently. The website consists of calendar of events, news, safety tips to be pro-active against crime, pet lost and found, guest page and much more. We are very excited about the new program and website. Kevin Schwartzhoff, director of parks and services, has worked with the newly formed group in assisting us in numerous items that was discussed in our first meeting, such as speed bumps at the entry of Dewhill side park, more signage to the park, lighting and crosswalks. We would like to thank the Colerain Township Police Department for all their help. If you live in this area, we would love to have your join us at our next meeting. Please see website for upcoming meetings. Bring your concerns, questions and comments. Lori Rahn, Colerain Township

Thanks, residents

I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to the residents of Colerain Township who overwhelmingly supported the fire levy in last week’s election. You have my commitment to spend the funds wisely, and also to continue to exercise fiscal discipline in the management of the township’s resources, so that future tax increases will be a last resort, not a first resort. Jeff Ritter Vice president Colerain Township Board of Trustees

Delay in taxes

The election’s over. Or is it?

Remember that most school levies will be back in February. In fact, Mount Healthy schools has already applied. Also, February 2007 was when the bond levy was passed on a snow (blizzard) day. $90 million for three new schools with only a 17 percent turnout. So this past vote, Nov. 2, is only a temporary delay in new taxes. We have a new governor and many new representatives in Ohio. This is a good time to contact those in Ohio who can change the way schools are funded. There has to be a more equitable way other than on the backs of property owners. Please check the property tax for your home. You will find 55 to 60 percent already goes for the school system. I know we need schools, but a better way has to be found to fairly fund them. So if we pressure state leaders in the next three months, hopefully changes will be made. Don Sierra, Mount Healthy

Thanks for support

The Colerain Township fire and paramedic levy committee is pleased and honored that in this difficult economic period that the citizens of Colerain Township voted for funding to keep our excellent Colerain fire department functioning at the same high level of service for the next five years. We had a large group of dedicated campaign workers led by Joe Silvati. The group included sign installers, literature distributors, technical personnel and poll workers. However, the real success of the campaign is due to the 182 outstanding fire and medical personnel, who have worked 24 hours a day and seven days a week to provide incredible service to the citizens of Colerain Township for many years. The Colerain Township citizens have been impressed by their ability and determination to deliver life- and property-saving services. They have expressed their support for these wonderful people with their votes for the levy. The levy committee, Fire Chief Bruce Smith and the 182 employees of the fire department wish to offer sincere thanks and appreciation to the voters of Colerain Township for their continued support.

Bakers Association. Bill’s two sons, Howard and Paul, ran the business. Tom is Howard’s son and represents the fourth generation of Thie bakers. Everyone worked as a team, including the wives. Bill’s wife, Myrtle, did the bookkeeping. Howard’s wife, Cindy, became a well-known cake decorator as did Tom’s wife, Maureen (Moe). Their daughter, Carly, says she knew how to tie a bakery box before she could tie her shoes. The book has helpful baking tips and an entire chapter is devoted to Schnecken. A very rich pastry, Tom jokes that it is butter and sugar and just enough flour to hold it together. He kindly brought me one, and folks, it is beyond divine. Cynthia remarked that gorgeous color photographs of various confections in the book makes you want to take a bite right out of the pages, and she wasn’t exaggerating. Photographer Kristin Unger-

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Points to ponder

• Talking points … the standard campaign speech when they have nothing original to say. Repetition works. Instill doubt and discontent. • Washington is broken … heard that same thing for years. Ironic that we keep electing the same old people who broke it in the first place. • No taxes … we want fire and police protection, highways, bridges, schools and parks as long as someone else pays for it. A war is a good place for our tax dollars but “progress” costs too much. • Smaller government … until we want quick public service, there is an oil spill, a hurricane, a flood or too many immigrants. But hands off my Social Security and Medicare. (Gov. Ted Strickland downsized Ohio government.) • Term limits … good idea. Will our elected officials vote for it? Is 14 or 28 years enough? Nah! (Obviously we really don’t care.) • Name game … We’ve all heard “freedom fries,” “death tax,” “Obamacare,” “shock and awe,” “drill baby drill.” (Adolescents at work.) • Jobs … Who’s hiding the magic wand? Manufacturing is gone. Unions created the middle class but workers got greedy. Right? Tech jobs require education. Cut civil rights and education department. Like what? (Ohio’s education rating improved during the last four years.) Ann Thompson Green Township


Cynthia Beischel and Tom Thie, of White Oak, with a copy of their book, “Virginia Bakery Remembered,” a boxed Schnecken sporting the distinctive Virginia Bakery logo and photos of the pastry Thie baked for the book. brecht did a wonderful job. Cynthia spoke with more than 150 former customers, employees and assistants of Virginia Bakery, and their stories are included in the back of the book in their own words. The book also lists employees from over the years as well as contributors to the project. Cynthia has written two other

CH@TROOM What message would you like to send our veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11? “A grateful thank you, not only today but every day. God Bless You. (This assumes we are still allowed to say God). Go figure!” T.D.T. “Thank you so much for putting your lives on the line to fight for our freedom. It is truly appreciated!” C.F. “That all we have in the way of


This week’s question Do you think the new Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will be more or less effective than the current House? Why or why not? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. freedom is because of their service and sacrifice.” B.N. “You all are the best in the world and don’t forget it!” J.G.

ON THE BALLOT Here are the results for local elections. For complete returns, go to Cincinnati.Com/election. U.S. Representative 1st District Steve Chabot – 101,691 Steve Driehaus – 87,394 Jim Berns – 2,977 Rich Stevenson – 1,914 State Representative – 28th District Connie Pillich – 20,161 Mike Wilson – 20,156 Bryant Callaghan –1,064 State Representative – 29th District Louis W. Blessing Jr. – 24,692 Liz Ping – 15,910 State Representative – 30th district Bob Mecklenborg – 36,383 Richard G. Luken – 9,233 County Commissioner Chris Monzel – 152,879 Jim Tarbell – 117,813 County Auditor Tom Brinkman Jr. – 150,218 Dusty Rhodes – 117,813 Judge Ohio Court of Appeals – 1st district Sylvia Sieve Hendon – 132,767 Martha Good – 88,605 Judge Ohio Court of Appeals – 1st District Pat Fischer – 128,585 William L. Mallory Jr. – 109,699 Judge Court of Common Pleas Jody Marie Luebbers – 157,161 Judge Court of Common Pleas Robert P. Ruehlman – 160,608 Judge Court of Common Pleas John Andrew West – 150,218

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Veterans salute

The Northwest Local School District honors the veterans of the community each year with a special tribute program. The high schools rotate the honor of hosting the event, which takes place during halftime of the football game preceding Veterans Day. This year’s ceremonies were Oct. 29 at Colerain High School. PHOTOS BY BECKY BUTTS/CONTRIBUTOR

Members of the Watson Post Honor Guard Jim Knight, Corporal Richard Kerin and Pharmacist Mate Paul Duncan, at the Military Veterans Night at Colerain High School.

Seamen Jim Copenhaver, U.S. Navy Retired, joins the fellow veterans on the field.

Veteran Jerry Rowland helps honor community World War II veterans at Colerain High School.

Major CJ Daigle, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, shakes hands with Colerain players at the Northwest Local School District’s annual Military Veterans Night Oct. 29. Veterans were honored during halftime of the Colerain-Oak Hills football game. The focus of the evening was on World War II veterans.

The members of the Watson Post Honor Guard honor fallen soldiers at halftime of the Colerain-Oak Hills football game.

Seamen Jack Copenhaver, pharmacist mate Jack Snyder and Green Post honor guard member George Robben enjoy the action at the at the Northwest Local School District’s annual Military Veterans Night.

The Northwest Local School district salutes the community's veterans at the annual Military Veteran's Night Friday during halftime at the Oak Hills-Colerain football game at Colerain High School.

Veterans present the colors.

Capt. Ken Glass, U.S. Navy Retired, shakes hands with Colerain players during Northwest Local School District’s annual Military Veterans Night Oct. 29. Veterans were honored during halftime of the Colerain-Oak Hills football game. The focus of the evening was on World War II veterans.

The group of veterans honored by the Northwest Local School District at the annual Military Veteran's Night.

Pharmacist Mate Paul Duncan, U.S. Marines Retired, shakes hands with Colerain football players as the Northwest Local School District honors veterans.

Colerain players take a knee at halftime for the salute to veterans at the annual Military Veterans Night in the Northwest Local School District.




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Charley Harper Art Show, 1-5 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Exhibit of nature and wildlife works by artist. Framed and unframed prints for sale. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.


Springfield Township Democratic Club, 7 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. 2189980; Springfield Township.


Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills.


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township.


Tuskegee Airmen, Noon-5 p.m., Kroger Finneytown, 8421 Winton Road, Event honors the Tuskegee Airmen. Customers may speak with the men and purchase autographed photos and a historical DVD. 8852453; Finneytown.


Holiday Nature Crafts for Junior Girl Scouts, 1-3 p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Scouts make crafts with a nature theme or natural materials. Family friendly. $5. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 542-2909; College Hill.


Zombie Prom, 7:30-10 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Musical set in 1950s. When a student perishes as result of a radioactive incident and returns as a zombie, laughter ensues. $10. Reservations required. 761-7600, ext. 586. Finneytown.


Bingo, 1-4 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Presented by Hugh Watson Event Center. Through Dec. 17. 825-0900. Greenhills.

Senior Fit Boot Camp, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, With Kiyoshi Nishime, martial arts teacher. Wear workout clothes and bring water. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, N O V. 1 2


Charley Harper Art Show, 1-5 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Colerain Township.


Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. Through May 20. 661-1792; Cheviot.


An Evening of Faith, 7 p.m., The City of Destiny, 11450 Sebring Drive, Performances by the Urban League Mass Choir led by Joe Pace and Mime Ministry of New Jerusalem. Hosted by Faith Daniels, Radio One on-air personality, and Donnie McClurkin, Grammy Award-winning artist. Benefits Urban League of Greater Cincinnati. $25, $20 advance. Presented by Urban League of Greater Cincinnati. 281-9915; Forest Park.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Equine Clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Walnut Creek Stables, 12080 Lick Road, Information on practical and easy techniques that can be used to improve pastures and handle manure and associated runoff. $5. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 7727645. Colerain Township.


Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Crafters offer items such as baked goods, jewelry, home decor, holiday gifts and more. Family friendly. Free. 741-8802. Colerain Township.


Performance and Time Arts Series, 8 p.m., College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Ave., Seasoned and emerging artists given opportunity to share innovative, new work and experiments in genres of poetry and spoken word, theater, video/film, music, dance and more. $15, $12 students and seniors; $12, $8 students and seniors advance. Presented by Contemporary Dance Theater. 591-2557; College Hill.


Zombie Prom, 7:30-10 p.m., St. Xavier High School, $10. Reservations required. 7617600, ext. 586. Finneytown.


Bingo, 7-10 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 825-0900. Greenhills. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 1 3


Charley Harper Art Show, 1-5 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Colerain Township.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


Creating Your Journey for the Second Half of Life, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Led by local author Amy Rust and Betty Steinker. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown. Photographing the Holidays, 2-3 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Art Gallery. Information on new creative ways to capture your special holiday moments. With Jessica Fogle, professional photographer and owner of Shutter Proof Photography. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Shutter Proof Photography. 853-4100. College Hill.


Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve’s Ellenwood Nature Barn is hosting a Charley Harper Art Show from 1-5 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 14. A large assortment of uniquely framed and unframed prints will be available to purchase. Harper’s whitebreasted nuthatch is featured on the new, collectible brass adornment and glass ornament. Brett Harper will make personal appearances Saturday and Sunday. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 385-4811. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Heather Sheehan of Bridgetown is pictured at a previous Harper Art Show. M O N D A Y, N O V. 1 5


Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced Western-style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Mount Healthy.

Continentals Round Dance Club, 7-9:30 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; North College Hill.

Weinlesefest Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, German wine harvest festival. Music by Freudemacher Band. Special dance performances. Family friendly. $8. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 385-2098. Colerain Township.


Hungry For Love, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Sanctus Real, Leeland and the Afters. Christian music. VIP includes: early entry, question and answer session, meet and greet session and photo opportunity. $30 VIP; $19, $17 advance. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Year-Round Gardening, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Porch Pizzazz: Dressing your front door and porch for the upcoming holiday season. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.



Performance and Time Arts Series, 8 p.m., College Hill Town Hall, $15, $12 students and seniors; $12, $8 students and seniors advance. 591-2557; College Hill.


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Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Diane Kinsella, Family Life Center Director and Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, presents “StrengthsFinder 2.0, Part 2: Leveraging Your Strengths in your Job Search and Beyond.” Weekly speakers. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Senior Book Club, 10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. “Panther in the Sky” by James Alexander Thom. 369-4472. Green Township. Zumba Fitness Classes, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves creates dynamic workout. Burn calories and learn body-energizing movements. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township. Rollin’ on the River, 3-4 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., The Hader Room. Program focuses on Ohio River and its importance to Cincinnati. Presentations by Cincinnati Heritage Programs of the Cincinnati Museum Center and Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. $12. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati History Museum. 2471330; College Hill.

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CIVIC Forest Park Democratic Club, 7:30 p.m., Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road, Free. Presented by Forest Park Democratic Club. Forest Park. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Lunch and Learn Lecture, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Information on how to be more productive and increase energy through proper eating habits and home exercises. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Doctors’ Speakers Bureau. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Morning Mindfulness, 8-9 a.m., Queen City Spine & Rehab Inc., 3557 Springdale Road, Suite B, Informal sessions offer the opportunity to learn more about the health benefits of a mindfulness based meditation and yoga practice. Includes guided practice and alternate between sitting meditation and yoga. Free. 407-3453; Colerain Township. Kidney Screening, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Gymnasium. Comprehensive health risk appraisal, blood pressure measurement and blood and urine tests determine your kidney score. Ages 18 and up. Free. Appointments required. Presented by Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 961-8105; Springfield Township.

Zombie Prom, 7:30-10 p.m., St. Xavier High School, $10. Reservations required. 7617600, ext. 586. Finneytown.


Zumba Gold, 11 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Designed for older adults. Moves can be performed standing or sitting and at your own pace. $5, free for members of the Connection at Twin Towers. Registration required. 853-4100. College Hill.


One-Stop Shopping Craft/Vendor Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First Baptist Church of Greenhills, 11195 Winton Road, Presented by Greenhills Fire Department Auxiliary. 2009788. Greenhills. S U N D A Y, N O V. 1 4

CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7755; Colerain Township. LECTURES PROVIDED

The Second City, the premier comedy company and school of improvisation, comes to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for “Second City Does Cincinnati: Pride and Porkopolis” through Dec. 23. The company presents an original show about all things Cincinnati, including flying pigs and Who Dey. Shows on Tuesdays through Fridays will include an improvisational segment based on audience suggestions. Tickets are $25-$67. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 7 p.m. Sundays. Call 513-421-3888 or visit

The Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War, 2-4 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Presented by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati president and curator of the German Heritage Museum. Translated copies of Col. Gustav Tafel’s “The Cincinnati Germans” available. Free. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 574-1741; Green Township.


The famed Vienna Boys Choir comes to Music Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $25, $35 and $40. They will perform Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. Call 513-6212787 or visit


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What love wants to do if we let it live with us Once puberty arrives love quietly starts to become an enticing aspect of life. Early on we collect posters of our favorite celebrity, buy their songs, and even discover a girlfriend or boyfriend we blush to tell others about. We feel exciting urges in our bodies, begin to date, and eventually dream of the day we’ll marry. Love is equated with sexuality and seen as a Happy-Maker. Not until much, much later do we find out what love really is. Some of us never find out. One of life’s best opportunities to teach us about real love is marriage. That’s because when we get married, love itself comes to live with us. In “The Mystery of Marriage,” author Mike Mason says, “That thing we have been chasing ever since we were old enough to believe (however naively) that it must or could be sought, has taken off its clothes and stretched

itself out on our own bed and announced that it is here to stay. “Suddenly … that which was unapproachable becomes that which cannot be Father Lou gotten rid of. Guntzelman What was most glamorous and Perspectives exciting seems to insist, now, on being the most ordinary thing in the world.” Marriage presents us with a very important question. It’s a question similar to the query about the dog chasing the car: What happens if he catches it? Now the question for us is: What do we do with love – or permit love to do to us – once we think we have finally caught it? For those unacquainted with

love’s ways, marriage can eventually come to be seen as a trap or an imprisonment. Certainly, in our youth, we always hoped love would come and live with us. But we imagined its chief task would be to make us happy and fulfill all our romantic fantasies ever after. Yet – sooner or later – the love that lives with us begins to seem erratic, unpredictable, less exciting or even disappointing. We begin to quietly wonder if this really is love who came to live with us, or is it an impostor. Many spouses are actually surprised to find out what love can be like underneath its charming exterior. Of course, love knows more about reality than we do. And the younger or less formed we are, the less we suspect love’s actual agenda. Even if it tried to tell us, it would sound too mysterious or

preposterous. Thankfully, Joseph Campbell put it into words for us: “I think one of the problems of marriage is that people don’t realize what it is. They think it’s a long love affair and it isn’t. “Marriage has nothing to do with being happy. It has to do with being transformed, and when the transformation is realized it is a magnificent experience. “But you have to submit. You have to yield. You have to give. You just can’t dictate.” Happiness is never a permanent state. Remember, happiness is commonly compared to a beautiful butterfly that can’t be caught, but occasionally alights on our shoulder. Happiness is elusive, our transformation increasingly becomes permanent. It is all about our enlargement and growth as a person. Yet, to be honest, enlarge-

ment generally comes only through suffering. But if we’re willing and working accomplices, transformation brings with it increased consciousness and wisdom. These invariably arise out of conflict and the tension of opposites. In marriage, love has quite a job. It has two sets of consciousness and unconsciousness with which to work, two egos and two hearts, and two lives to raise up to human heights and fulfilled potential. Maybe the dog doesn’t know what to do with the car it catches up to, but love knows what it wants to do with the two lives with whom it lives. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Be cautious when buying rehabbed homes With extremely low interest rates and a glut of homes on the market, this is a great time to buy. But, you need to beware of homes put on the market through foreclosure. Some have been rehabbed before being put back up for sale and, unless you’re careful, you could be buying a big headache. Erin Bohannon-Chenault learned rehabbed homes can come with lots of problems. She and her husband thought they were getting a good deal on a house in Fairfield. “All we know is it was a rehab and they had fixed it up. From what we knew everything was new. They said they had put in new appliances, new water heater – that’s what they had told us,” she said. At first glance everything looked great, but then they hired a home inspector. “There was a big prob-

lem with the wiring and the electricity. It was going to be dangerous if they didn’t fix Howard Ain it,” she Hey Howard! said. Another problem was the gas line in the fireplace. “They were supposed to yank it out or at least shut it off. We found out they didn’t do that because we had a gas leak,” she said. As a result, several family members were sick for days. Another gas leak was also discovered at the newly installed water tank. Despite having a home inspection, BohannonChenault discovered she couldn’t use their new washing machine because the plumbing in the house was bad.

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“One of the drains is actually broken even though the property disclosure form says everything is fine,” she said. Bohannon-Chenault said she’s learned she cannot rely on the homeowner disclosure form. The form also said there was no water leakage in the basement but a close inspection revealed not only had a leak been repaired but there were other leaks that had not been fixed. “Here I thought this was our dream house. We’re a young couple and it’s just been a nightmare since we moved in,” BohannonChenault says. She’s now looking for an attorney to see if she can get out of the purchase because she says there are so many undisclosed problems. Repairs to the house will run into the tens of thousands of dollars. As I see it, part of the problem was all the people


she hired to protect her had an interest in her buying the house. The home inspector had been recommended by her real estate agent. That’s a conflict of interest because the inspector may believe he or she has to give the home good reviews in order to keep getting recommended by the real estate agent. If you see water leaking through the basement walls


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Ahoy, sea foam candy recipes are on the horizon and when I put the baking soda in the cooked mixture, it foamed up and I was in awe of the way it looked. That little candy making experiment gave me a lifelong curiosity of food

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Ellen Meece’s sea foam candy for Christmas

Ellen, a Madeira reader, said she has been making this for 50 years and her daughter, Sherry, always reminds her to be sure to make it. 2 egg whites, room temperature (large eggs) 2 cups light brown sugar, packed 1 ⁄2 cup granulated sugar 1 ⁄3 cup white corn syrup 1 ⁄2 cup water 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup broken walnut or pecan kernels Put egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Put all other ingredients (except vanilla and nuts) into a 3-quart saucepan, stir thoroughly and place on medium heat. Boil to hardball stage (256 degrees) do not stir, but with a pastry brush dipped into cold water frequently wipe sugar crystals down sides of saucepan. Just wipe the sides of the pan, do not add more water

to syrup. Remove from heat to cool, while beating egg whites until stiff, then slowly add syrup, beating in thoroughly. Continue beating at slower rhythm, until past sticky stage and candy begins to get creamy and hold shape. At this point, add nuts and vanilla, stirring to blend. Quickly drop in mounds on waxed paper using teaspoon. Ellen’s tip: Do not undercook syrup. Also, be sure candy reaches creamy stage. (The candy will lose its shiny texture). One must work quickly when spooning the candy into mounds.

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Use ‘bulbs’ to light up holidays The holiday season is right around the corner and with it comes the start of winter. So how would you like a very easy way to help light up your holidays and those dreary winter months? It’s simple: plant indoor flowering bulbs! Amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs are two of the easiest ways to add bright colorful flowers indoors. First, let’s look at the paperwhites, which not only add great flower colors, they also add a wonderful fragrance. Paperwhite bulbs can be planted in almost any size container, as they only need a couple inches of depth for their roots to grow. You can plant in a pot (with good drainage) and some good potting mix. Simply nestle the bulbs down into the soil with the tops showing, close but not touching, and water as needed. You can nestle a bulb into the top of small jars or vases partially filled with water, allowing just the bottom of the bulb to touch the water. And they can be planted in saucers filled with gravel.

Again, nestle the paperwhite bulbs down into the gravel. Then, add water, so Ron Wilson that the In the water is garden b a r e l y touching the bottoms of the bulbs. The roots will grow around the rocks and through the water. Place your planted paperwhites in a cool well lit area, add water as needed, and stand back! It only takes about four to six weeks for the bulbs to start to produce their flowers, once they start growing. If your bulbs seem to be growing too quickly, or you want to delay the flowering, simply place them in a cooler area for a short period of time (50-55 degrees). Or if they seem to get leggy, add some gin to the water. Yes, a splash of gin (or vodka or clear alcohol) will actually help to keep your paperwhites shorter and stocker. Be sure to buy extra bulbs, store them away in a

cool dark area until you’re ready to plant, and then stagger your plantings, so you’ll have paperwhites flowering off and on all winter long. Once they’re finished flowering, throw them away. Unfortunately, paperwhite bulbs are a one shot deal. But trust me; the one shot is well worth it during the holidays or even better, during those cold winter days. Amaryllis bulbs are available in many different colors, single and double flowers, and give an outstanding show when in bloom. When buying amaryllis bulbs, the larger the bulb, the more flower stalks you’re likely to have when it flowers. Plant your amaryllis bulbs using a 6-, 8-, or 10inch pot with good drainage. Wider pots or the weight of clay or ceramic helps to keep these taller flowering plants from tipping over. Use a good grade potting mix to plant in, plant your bulb so that it’s buried to just below the neck of the bulb, and water in.

Place your potted bulb in a warm, well lit area, water sparingly at first, and then water as needed as the bulb starts to grow. In about six to eight weeks your amaryllis will should be in full color. For longer lasting flowers, keep the room temperatures a little cooler. Again, takes about six to eight weeks to flower once they start growing, so plan accordingly. And do buy extras for staggered plantings to be enjoyed all winter long. Oh, one last point. These are recyclable. So when they’re finished blooming cut off the old flower stalk and let them grow, feeding them on a regular basis. They love being outside over the summer. At then end of August, let them go dormant, store away indoors in a dark cool area for six to eight weeks, bring them back out and start the process all over again! Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@

MOMs Club open house is Nov. 11 A local organization, MOMS Club of Colerain, is trying to help ease some of the stress for at-home moms by offering support from other moms in the form of weekly meet-ups and social networking opportunities. The Colerain Chapter is

open to part-time and fulltime at-home mothers in the Northwest area of Cincinnati. The MOMS Club of Colerain will have an Open House to share more information on their organization with any interested athome moms in the Colerain

area. The Open House will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 11. For the safety of their members, the group does not publish the location of our events, so please contact Gina at for

the location address. The Open House will feature a magic show by The Amazing Mr. Magic, Ron Frank. Mr. Magic will perform tricks that are tailored to children. For more information on MOMS Club International visit

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Foundation offers free kidney screenings The National Kidney Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Region will conduct a free health screening for people at increased risk for kidney disease 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 17, at the Powel Closely Jr. YMCA, 9601 Winton Road. The screening is part of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) designed to identify and educate people at risk – those with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney disease. “We know that if we start early with education, detection and if necessary, medical intervention, we can often postpone the onset of kidney disease or kidney failure,” says Brenita Brooks, regional vice president.

KEEP screening participants will have their weight and blood pressure checked. Medical professionals will collect blood and urine samples from participants for tests including blood glucose, hemoglobin A1C, and A:C urine ratio for proteinuria. A physician is on-site to review results with participants. KEEP is funded through educational grants from primary sponsor, Amgen and associate sponsors, Abbott and Genzyme. Additional sponsors include Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Genentech, Siemens, LifeScan Inc., and Suplena. To register for the free screening or to learn more, contact the National Kidney Foundation Greater Cincinnati Region at 961-8105 or visit





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Y offers sessions on mentoring program The Clippard Family YMCA will host three informational open houses for adults to learn about how they can become mentors through the new YMCA Mentoring Program. The open houses will be: • 10:30 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30; • 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2; and • 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4.

All of the sessions will be in the Clippard Family YMCA lobby, 8920 Cheviot Road. Colerain-area YMCA mentors will be matched with a student, age 6 to 13, attending Mount Airy Elementary School. For YMCA mentors, one or two hours a week will have a lasting impact on the development of a young

person. Their success is paramount to the community, and support is a key element. In addition to training, the YMCA offers volunteers a Mentoring Center and optional monthly mentor support meetings. To learn more, call Claire Daugherty at the YMCA, 513-246-3232 or email

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Bill Wallrahe has read 2,000 books he has checked out of the Monfort Heights branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He holds the 2,000th book "Buckingham Palace Gardens: A Novel" by Anne Perry.

Monfort Heights man reads 2,000th book When Bill Wallrahe retired in 1992, he decided to take up reading on a regular basis and has kept track of all of the books he has read from the Monfort Heights Branch Library. Now he has read 2,000 books when he finished “Buckingham Palace Gardens: A Novel” by Anne Perry. With Hot Authors, a free service from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, customers can add their names to a holds list for future novels by popular authors includ-

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Eleven Greater Cincinnati artists, including Lisa Hueil Conner of Mount Airy, have work in “Summerfair Select: An Exhibition of Grant Winners” through Nov. 26 at the FUNKe Fired Arts Gallery, 3130 Wasson Road in Oakley. The participating artists are all winners of Summerfair Cincinnati’s Aid to Individual Artist grant program. The Summerfair Cincinnati AIA grant program, which

is designed to provide funds directly to artists, was one of the first programs of its kind in Cincinnati. Conner is a clay artist who received the AIA grant in 2007. “Summerfair Select gives artists a chance to display the work they’ve created with the assistance of the grant, and a great opportunity for the community to see some of the best artists in our area,” said Sharon

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District, along with Cincinnati Parks, is offering a Vermicomposting at Home workshop to residents 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 20, at the LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center, 5400 Lanius Lane.

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Mount Healthy Alliance rallies to make difference The Mount Healthy Alliance is having a Make a Difference rally Saturday, Nov. 13, to acquaint those who live or work in or near the 45231 Zip Code about its work and its partner organizations. The event will be at 7 p.m. at Mount Healthy South Elementary School, 7900 Werner Ave.

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Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class David L. Kessen graduated from basic military training at Lackland. The airman completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Kessen is the son of Betty Kessen, he is a 1993 graduate of LaSalle High School.


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(Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided



United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available




8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services


49 Baby Back

3751 Creek Rd.

965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon

Mon-Fri. 8-6:30 Sat. 8-5 • Sun 8-2

Now accepting orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys, Honey Hams, & Turkey Breasts

8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services


2003 W. Galbraith Rd. 9159 Winton Rd. Mon-Fri. 9-6:00 Sat. 9-5 • Sun 10-2

Sharonville United Methodist

Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church


Prices Effective 11/10/10 11/23/10

3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

(Disciples of Christ)


Army 2nd Lt. Joshua N. Maurmeier graduated from the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Knox, Ky. Maurmeier, an armor officer, is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Knox, Ky. He has served in the military for one year. Maurmeier is the son of David L. Howard, and Joyce L. Gibbs. The lieutenant graduated in 2006 from Elder High School, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Creek Road Baptist Church

7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You


Breeanna K. Chitwood has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. Chitwood is the daughter of Joey D. and Angie R. Chitwood, she is a 2009 graduate of Colerain High School. The cadet is a student at the University of Cincinnati.


Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Mt. Healthy Christian Church

cadet is a student at Ohio State University, Columbus.



Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry




IN THE SERVICE instrumentalist, is assigned to The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Fort Myer, Arlington, Va. He has served in the military for one year. Lynch is the son of Tom and Karen Lynch. The staff sergeant graduated in 2003 from Colerain High School, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2007 from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Lynch earned a master’s degree in 2009 from Rice University, Houston, Texas.

Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm


Sherman Bradley will be the guest speaker for the evening. The former Mount Healthy man is vice president of the City Gospel Mission and an ordained minister. “Sherman Bradley is the founder of Consider the Poor, a training program geared toward helping individuals and organizations better understand the dynamics of poverty and homelessness,” said Jim


CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 Kirk Page, Youth Director

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided



703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor



FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ

680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240

691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney


Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

Nursery Provided

St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Phone: 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access


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Edward Burton

Edward H. Burton, 90, Green Township, died Oct. 31. He was an arbitrator for the National Labor Relations Board. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Melissa Burton; daughters Susan (Darryl) Kenning, Cynthia (Douglas) Levy, Pamela (Randy) Bonomini; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation is 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, service at Westwood United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Alice Clements

Alice Allman Clements, 88, Green Township, died Oct. 30. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Robert C. Clements; children Robert W. (Gerry), William (Nancy), Rick (Lisa) Clements, Diane (Mark) Bohman; Clements sister Sharon Sefferino; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 5 at Our Lady

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Jack Gibbons

John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackâ&#x20AC;? Gibbons, 95, Mount Healthy, died Nov. 4. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7340 and American Legion Post 513, and a lifelong member of the Mount Healthy Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survived by wife Ruth Gibbons; children John W. (Susie) Gibbons, Diane Norris, Marilyn (John) Clark; grandchildren James (Gina), Richard (Holly) Miller, Mark Gibbons, Julie (Kevin) Wiegand, Joani (Shonn) Thomas; great-grandchildren Kayla, Jacob, Dalton. Preceded in death by wife Adele Gibbons, siblings William Gibbons, Anne Hinkle. Services were Nov. 8 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to Vitas Hospice.

Marjorie Harp, 90, Colerain Township, died Oct. 30. Survived by husband Al Harp; sons Ed (Janet), Mike (Linda) Harp; grandchildren Matt (Julie), Elaine, Kelli (Chris), Chris (Sabra), Steve; great-grandchildren Lily, Ava, Cassie, Gavin, Jackson, Ryleigh. Preceded in death by siblings Edith,

Pauline, Leola, Alice, Ken, Russell, Shaler. Services were Nov. 5 at Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Jason Higgins

Jason R. Higgins, 32, died Oct. 30. Survived by parents Dick, Debbie Higgins, Cynthia, Jim Peffer; grandmother Agnes Ashbrook; siblings Justin (Michelle), Tyler, Amy (Terry), Sarah (James), Greg (Brenda), Jayme, Travis, McKenna, Kyle; uncle Greg Solzsmon; other aunts and uncles. Services were Nov. 6 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to the Jason Higgins Memorial Fund in care of any Fifth Third Bank.

Helen Kenkel

Helen M. Kenkel, 100, Colerain Township, died Nov. 1. She was a controller. Survived by sons Paul (Pat), Alan (Nanc), Larry (Marybeth), Steve (Pat) Kenkel; grandchildren David, Kevin, Ann, Joseph, Mark, Justin, Laura, Andrew (Maritza) Kenkel, Melissa (Derek) Guffey; seven great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 6 at St. Martin of Tours Church. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Right to Life of

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Marjorie Harp



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Nona McCracken

Nona Mae McCracken, 87, died Nov. 1. Survived by daughter Nell (Dave) Witherby; brother Donald (Catherine) Smith; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Ervin McCracken, daughter Donna (Bob) Ray, siblings Jack Smith, Evelyn Goderwis. Services were Nov. 5 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home.

Margaret Noble

Margaret Murphy Noble, 81, Green Township, died Oct. 30. Survived by children Lynn (Lee) Shaftel, Hal (Julie) Noble, Brian (Linda) Noble, Barb (Bob) Eades, Gwen (P.J.) Arling; grandchildren Aaron, Noah, Joshua, Rachel, Meg, Joe, Amy, Beth, Catie, Danielle, Mary, Paul, Brian, Maggie, Laura, Michael, Sara, Justin, Brandon, Zachary, Jacob, Josie; great-grandchildren Sarah, Drew, Carson, Grace, Kameron; siblings Ed, Patty Murphy, Nancy Weiss Gregory. Preceded in death by husband Harold Noble, son Keith (Teresa) Noble. Services were Nov. 2 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Arthritis Foundation, Ohio River Valley Chapter, 7124 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243 or

Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Cecilia Ross

Cecilia Honnert Ross, 103, Green Township, died Oct. 27. Survived by nephew and niece Ron (Charlene) Baker, Sally (Patrick) Ewing. Preceded in death by nephewsLarry (Lucille) Honnert, Marvin (late Audrey) Wentzel. Ross Services were Oct. 30 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Charles C. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: ALS Association, 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221, Columbus, OH 43220.

Shelly Walls-Ashbrook

Shelly L. Walls-Ashbrook, 36, Green Township, died Oct. 30. She worked in purchasing for Hamilton County. Survived by husband Danny Ashbrook; daughter Walls-Ashbrook Danielle Ash-


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Cary Williams Sr.

Cary R. Williams Sr., 67, Monfort Heights, died Nov. 1. Survived by wife Cynthia Williams; children Jessika, Cary Jr., Tony, Marc Williams; nine siblings. Preceded in death by son Jason Williams. Services were Nov. 6 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorial to the Central & Southern Ohio Chapter of the ALS Association.

On the record POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/Citations

Michael E. Hall, born 1967, city or local ordinance violation, 7961 Daly Road, Oct. 26. Tileya Proffer, born 1981, burglary, 6020 Lantana Ave., Oct. 31. Darius L. Pressley, born 1990, possession of drugs, 1630 Linden Drive, Oct. 27. Walter Travis, born 1991, carrying concealed weapons and having weapon under conviction or indictment, 5900 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 25. Arteco Rhodes, born 1992, obstructing official business, carrying concealed weapon, inducing panic, 1095 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 31. Casey M. Huelsman, born 1986, possession of Drugs, 1520 Ambrose Ave., Oct. 25. Andre Howard, born 1971, aggravated menacing, 5410 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 10. Darrell Davison, born 1989, theft under $300, 2568 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 31. Clarence B. Stephens, born 1980, city income tax violation, 5740 Colerain Ave., Oct. 22. James Brandy, born 1987, assault, 2381 Whitewood Lane, Oct. 25. Troy Wilks, born 1989, receiving stolen property, 5399 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 28.

Incidents Breaking and entering

1162 Groesbeck Road, Oct. 21. 951 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 22.


1369 Teakwood Ave., Oct. 22. 2663 W. North Bend Road, No. 920, Oct. 24. 2704 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 25. 2741 W. North Bend Road, No. 12, Oct. 22. 4868 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 23. 5299 Eastknoll Court, Oct. 28. 5303 Eastknoll Court, Oct. 23. 6090 Belmont Ave., No. 3, Oct. 25.


5911 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 22.


1500 Groesbeck Road, Oct. 25. 2704 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 25. 2958 Highforest Lane, Oct. 22. 2976 Highforest Lane, Oct. 21. 5921 Oakwood Ave., Oct. 22. 6373 Aspen Way, Oct. 26.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle 1500 Groesbeck Road, No. 318, Oct. 25.


Terry Benson, 54, 5434 Hebron Court, operating vehicle intoxicated at US 27 and Ronald Regan Highway, Oct. 21. Roger Bishop, 28, 3492 Niagara Street, domestic violence at 3496 Niagara Street, Oct. 5. Brian Blankenship, 33, 5319 Globe Ave., operating vehicle intoxicated, open container at 8400 US 27, Oct. 20. Robert Francis, 43, 3276 Sunnyside, open container at 7100 Colerain Ave., Oct. 17. Eric Franken, 21, 9975 Marino Drive, theft, forgery at 9975 Marino Drive, Oct. 11. Pamela Gartrell, 48, 5864 Blue Spruce Lane, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., Oct. 11. Robert Gaston, 43, 1414 Stevens Ave., operating vehicle intoxicated at Pippin Road and Wenning Road, Oct. 16. Conchetta Grove, 46, 3274 Harry Lee Lane, open container at 8619 Colerain Ave., Oct. 15. Nicholas Hardgett, 20, 4755 Day Road, breaking and entering at 3597 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 12. Billy Hardison, 20, 11663 Pippin Road, domestic violence at 11663 Pippin Road, Oct. 16. Adam Luttrell, 32, 3139 Nightfall,

possession of marijuana at Pippin and Civic Center, Oct. 19. Michael Mallory, 60, 1826 Sundale Ave., operating vehicle intoxicated at 6401 US 27, Oct. 16. Jason Meister, 42, 340 Moman Dr., obstructing official business at Colerain and Banning, Oct. 17. Donald Miller, 48, 2845 Glenaire Drive, resisting arrest at I74, Oct. 12. Jerry Nelson, 56, 7485 Boleyn Drive, drug abuse at 7485 Colerain Ave., Oct. 15. Charles Otten, 23, 5531 Old Blue Rock Road, drug possession at 3385 Springdale Road, Oct. 16. Silas Parker, 18, 3967 Delhi Park, theft at 3675 Stonecreek Blvd., Oct. 17. Chakella Pinkston, 19, 8451 Colerain Ave., disorderly conduct at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 14. Raymond Tamboer, 23, 9640 Manhattan Drive, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, obstructing official business at 3597 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 12. Brian Torbeck, 25, 4216 Applegate, drug possession at 8890 Colerain Ave., Oct. 16. Michael Wernsish, 20, 2895 Windon , breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, obstructing official business at 3547 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 12. Steven White, 22, 3107 Regal Lane, domestic violence at 3107 Regal Lane, Oct. 13. Juvenile female, 12, theft at 3130 Jessup Road, Oct. 13. Juvenile male, 16, domestic violence at 3744 Sagebrush Lane, Oct. 13. Juvenile male, 13, theft at 6401 Colerain Ave., Oct. 11. Juvenile female, 14, domestic violence, resisting arrest at 2302 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 16.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated burglary

Residence entered and threatened victim at 3126 Struble Road, Oct. 2.


Victim reported at 5683 Springdale Road, Oct. 9.

Breaking and entering

Business entered and safe and currency of unknown value removed at 9450 Colerain Ave., Sept. 30. Building entered and equipment valued at $2,800 removed at 3590 Blue Rock Road, Oct. 4. Business entered and $200 removed at 9450 Pippin Road, Oct. 12. Victim reported at 2467 Elipse Court, Oct. 10.


Residence entered and computer and camera of unknown value removed at 9854 Loralinda, Sept. 30. Residence entered at 6039 Sheits Road, Oct. 10.

Corrupting another with drugs

Medication of unknown value removed at 10007 Regency Court, Aug. 31.

Criminal damaging

Statue valued at $200 removed at 3918 Springdale Road, Oct. 4. School windows damaged at 3310 Compton Road, Oct. 4. Vehicle damaged by bike at 11999 Wincanton drive, Sept. 13. Window and wall of unknown value damaged at 2438 Garrison Drive, Oct. 11. Vehicle window shattered at 10889 Penarth Drive, Oct. 4. Lawn damaged at 2437 Grant Ave., Oct. 5.

Criminal mischief

Yard signs damaged at 7237 Austin Woods Lane, Oct. 2.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $20 bill passed at 6441 Springdale , Oct. 5.


Signature forged at 7240 Longwood, Sept. 27.

Identity fraud

Personal identification used at 9156

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Trinidad Drive, Oct. 5.


Victim reported at 8195 Colerain Ave., Oct. 3.


Victim reported at 3464 Springdale Road, Oct. 7.

Menacing by stalking

Victim reported at 4700 Poole Road, Oct. 8.

Misuse of credit cards

Credit card used to make unauthorized purchases at 9719 Colerain Ave., Oct. 1. Victim reported at 8525 Eaglecreek Drive, Oct. 11.

Obstructing official business

Reported at West Galbraith Road and Pippin Road, Oct. 1. Victim reported at Pippin Road and Dolphin Drive , Oct. 6.

Passing bad checks

Attempt made to pass bad check at 9690 Colerain Ave., Oct. 12.


Victim threatened with handgun at 11611 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 29. Victim reported at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 3.


Vehicle window damaged and stereo of unknown value removed at 3316 W. Galbraith , Oct. 1. Vehicle entered and game of unknown value removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., Oct. 1. Credit card of unknown value removed at 9496 Ridgemoor Ave., Oct. 1. AC unit valued at $500 removed at 9075 Cross Ridge Terrace, Sept. 29. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 3711 Stone Creek Blvd., Oct. 3. Converter removed at 9342 Roundtop Road, Oct. 2. Purse and contents removed from cart at 10235 Colerain Ave., Oct. 1. Vehicle removed at 7625 Colerain Ave., Oct. 5. Cell phone valued at $429.99 removed at 9333 Roundtop , Oct. 2. Vehicle entered and various tools, radio, GPS, clothing valued at $4,500 removed at 3645 Ash Hill , Oct. 1. Tools valued at $10 removed at 6885 Kern Drive, Oct. 12. Vehicle entered and medication of unknown value removed at 6888 Kern Drive, Oct. 12. Reported at 3622 Sweetwood Court, Oct. 8. Reported at 11926 Wincanton, Oct. 9. Catalytic converter removed at 5543 Old Blue Rock, Oct. 12. License plate removed at 3486 Alamosa, Oct. 9. Wallet and cards of unknown value removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., Oct. 8. Tires valued at $400 removed at 9450 Pippin Road, Oct. 3. Food valued at $14.49 removed at 8405 Colerain Ave., Oct. 7.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300. 3336 North Bend Road, Oct. 23. Cody M. Reardon, 19, 3321 Camvic Terrace, theft at 3758 Starlite, Oct. 23. Kyle Davis, 19, 3321 Camvic Terrace, theft at 3758 Starlite, Oct. 23. Kayla M. Harrison, 19, 3928 Biehl Ave., complicity to theft at 3758 Starlite, Oct. 23. Dylan Ruter, 20, 3340 Stevie Lane, criminal trespass at 6232 Cheviot Road, Oct. 23. Samantha Wilson, 34, 3537 Bruestle Drive, failure to confine dog at 3961 Harvestridge Drive, Oct. 23. Sheila Mangrum, 48, 4386 Skylark Drive, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 23. Ian Kleinholz, 29, 3883 Florence Ave., possession of marijuana at Bridgetown Road and Church Lane, Oct. 23. Georgena Jones, 49, 3743 Herbert Ave., theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 24. Durrell J. Gearhart, 23, 190 Heffron Circle, theft and drug possession at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 24. Michael K. Simpson, 27, 2801 Price Ave., possession of drugs at 5713 Eula Ave., Oct. 24.

Green Township Police and Hamilton County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a who allegedly entered a Green Township home and shot a n o t h e r Wesseling man. According to the sheriff’s office, Michael Wesseling, 31, has been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of felonious assault. Sheriff’s deputies and Green Township officers were called to a home at 2889 Welge Drive in Green

Township around 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, for the report of a person shot. Bryan Ritsch, 30, was identified as the victim. He was taken to University Hospital for treatment and was listed in stable condition late last week. Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that someone entered Ritsch’s home through the garage. The suspect, later identified as Wesseling, allegedly shot Ritsch and then fled on foot. Police said Wesseling allegedly used a handgun to shoot Ritsch. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/greentownship.

Home Heating Help Applications are available for Ohio’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The program helps low-income Ohioans pay heating bills. Income example: Up to $21,660 a year for a single person ($29,140 a year for couples). Seniors can get applications and help completing forms by calling the number for their county.

Clermont County: (513) 732-2277 (option 3) Hamilton County: (513) 721-1025

Victim reported at 3245 Heritage Square, Oct. 11.

Violation of protection order

Reported at 10856 Colerain Ave., Oct. 8.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations


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LEGAL NOTICE The Colerain Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on November 23, 2010 at 8:30 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio. Case No.: 8-96 Country Woods Village Apartments - 7450 Village Woods Drive. Request: Major Amendment to Final Development Plan. Location: 7450 County Village Drive, Book 510, Page 440, Parcel No. 29. Applicant: Hilsinger Building & Development Corp. Owner: Wesselpark Corp. Application: Add 36 townhomes to the development. The application may be examined between 8 AM and 4:30 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, Planning & Zoning Dept. After conclusion of this hearing, a decision will be made by the Board of Trustees. 1001603157

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Man shot in Green Twp. home invasion

Theft from elderly

Timothy C. Haney, 32, 3992 Smith Road, breaking and entering at 4270 Harrison Ave., Oct. 23. Jimmie L. Stanley, 57, 478 McMicken Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 22. Amanda M. Carmen, 27, 10902 Shaker Point Way No. 7, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 22. Melody J. Traynor, 18, 258 Citation Circle, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Oct. 22. Allen L. Walker, 27, 7218 Jamerine Court, fleeing and eluding, driving under suspension and operating vehicle under the influence at

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2525 Adams Road: Bevins, Bixie M. and Carol Hopkins to Bevins, Dixie M.; $15,963. 2539 Adams Road: Bevins, Bixie M. and Carol Hopkins to Bevins, Dixie M.; $15,963. 7992 Cheviot Road: Otten, Anita to Baumgartner, Jenna Tr.; $152,560. 11277 Colerain Ave.: Gehner, Timothy C. and Fidelina to Findley, Timothy B. Sr.; $191,500. 7217 Creekview Drive: Dimuzio, Charles R. to Biehl, Jonathan S. and Carly A. Wayne; $49,900. 6674 Daleview Road: Marsh, John C. to Lorenz, Randall S. and Lisa M. Wiesman; $107,500. 2356 Grant Ave.: Bevins, Dixie M. and Dixie Mae to Hopkins, Stephen D. Carol; $15,963. 2897 Greenbrook Lane: Boland, William L. and Kathy A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $97,671. 2961 Gregorys Place: Volski, Polly A. and Charles D. to Sabelhaus, James J. Jr. and Linda S.; $180,000. 3277 Lapland Drive: Wallace, John E. and Darinda Fay to Wells Fargo Financial Ohi 1 Inc.; $38,000. 8050 Livingston Road: Quinn, Patrick R. to Sedgwick, Andrea and Jo Ann; $160,000. Pippin Road: Masterpiece Development Inc. to Beautiful Savior Evangelical Lutheran Chur; $146,250. 12132 Seaford Drive: Housley, Tasha to TCF National Bank of Minnesota; $75,000. 4970 Springdale Road: Blankenship, Jean to Engel, James J. and

Shirley J.; $100,000. 3417 Statewood Drive: Kennedy, Charles M. and Wanda M. to Anderson, Robert M.; $58,000. 2471 Struble Road: McGowan, Sarah K. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $52,000. 3628 Sweetwood Court: Wiedemann, Jerrold T. to Colyer, Charlie and Kellie; $19,000. 8083 Waldons Pond Drive: Davis, Jeffery A. to Gottlieb, Daniel D. and Aileen M.; $225,100. Wilson Ave.: Bevins, Dixie M. and Dixie Mae to Hopkins, Stephen D. Carol; $15,963. 3426 Alamosa Drive: Locke, Richard C. Tr. to World Seven LLC; $167,500. 3030 Aries Court: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $25,000. 8851 Carrousel Park Circle: Beiersdorfer, Eileen to Marsh, Shirley A.; $93,000. 6608 Colerain Ave.: Frisch, Catherine to O’Reilly Automotive Inc.; $425,000. 10066 Manistee Way: Bailey, Dennis and Steve Elbert to Elbert, Steven L. and Steven; $447,500. 2518 Mariposa Drive: Locke, Richard C. Tr. to World Seven LLC; $167,500. Norfolk Place: Drees Co. The to Klosinski, Stephen D.; $155,000. 2501 Ontario St.: Locke, Richard C. Tr. to World Seven LLC; $167,500. 9740 Pippin Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Borgman, Donald; $16,000. 2861 Sheldon Ave.: Wachovia Mortgage Corp. to Brunswick, William F.; $50,000. 10007 Skyridge Drive: Burwinkle,

William J. to Bishop, Angela M.; $112,000. Stoney Ridge Drive: NVR Inc. to Isaacs, Robert D. and Thuy Le; $254,640. Stoney Ridge Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Roemer, Susan C.; $247,977. 3643 Vernier Drive: Mercz, Jack to Fannie Mae; $78,120. Address not available: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $60,500. 11489 Clearmeadow Court: Alley, Karen to Theilman, Robert C.; $39,000. 9458 Haddington Court: Armstrong Properties Ltd. to Mertens, Kristen; $60,400. 9744 Manhattan Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Langworthy, John G.; $24,900. 4381 Raeann Drive: Acus-Delaney, Sherry B. to Schneider, Patrick A.; $155,000. 11263 Templeton Drive: Westrich, Leroy J. and Joan C. to Fairbanks, Ashley; $102,900. 3666 Twinview Drive: Zwicker, Mildred E. to Ueberroth, Jeffrey A.; $96,000.


Address not available: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Tinsley, Emily A.; $198,120. Brierly Creek Road: Sowder and Sullivan Custom Homes Inc. to Votel, Martin F. and Carol L.; $57,000. 5951 Childs Ave.: Knue, Mark E. and Theresa D. to Biehle, Bryan; $123,000. 4142 Clearpoint Drive: Ullmann, Gerhard F. and Frederick L. to Gerth, Jason and Amanda L.; $109,000. 2684 Devils Backbone Road: Keller, Donald L. Jr. and Julie O. to Helmrath, Michael A. and Jennifer M.; $490,000. 2251 Fairgreen Drive: Janszen, Carrie L. to Stenger, Beverly A. Tr.; $136,000. Leslies Woods Court: John Henry Homes Inc. to Hozdar, Urmez K. and Farzana U.; $199,417. 6074 Peachview Drive: Weingartner, Ruth M. to Florian, Stephen F. and



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$84,500. 5508 Little Flower Ave.: Thompson, Dale to Sims, Tyrone; $160,000. 5804 Monfort Hills Ave.: Bolser, Deborah S. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $30,000. 2619 Mount Airy Ave.: Koch, Sarah and Seth Readnower to Federal National Mortgage Association; $48,000. 2771 North Bend Road: Rampello, Barbara L. to Citimortgage Inc.; $42,000.


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